Welcome to the Reception Class 2021-22

Dear Children and Parents,

A very warm welcome from the Reception Team here at Burghfield St. Mary’s. We hope you are feeling as excited as we are about coming back to school.

We know that some of you (and parents) may be a little nervous about starting school but we are here to help you settle quickly and enjoy being part of the Burghfield St. Mary’s community.

You may already have friends and family here at Burghfield, but even if you don’t you will soon be making lots of new friends.

We have lots of fun activities ready for you when you start school and lots of resources for you to explore.

We are lucky to have a large classroom and an outdoor area too.

Our classroom is split into different areas and there are many things for you to play with. Outside there is sand and water, our very own climbing frame and slide, and a bug hotel just waiting for you to explore.


Our first term is all about Kings, Queens and castles, so all very exciting!

We are looking forward to meeting you again on your first day of school.

Kind Regards

Mrs Eyre, Mrs Richardson & Mrs Griffiths


WHAT ARE WE DOING THIS WEEK? – Week Commencing 13 September 2021

In Reception class this week we are ….


Learning some counting songs and a rhyme about magpies.

Communication & Language – Literacy

As well as some more traditional Fairy Tales, one of our stories this week is The Gruffalo.

PSED (Personal, Social & Emotional Development)


Finding out ‘All About Me’. Things that make us the same, things that make us different. Things that we are good at and the things we like the best.


Understanding the World –  Regal Rulers 

This week we are finding out about our Queen and looking at stamps and coins.   We are carrying on with our Autumn theme too.

Expressive Arts & Design

This week we are making some Autumn pictures.


In music we are learning about beat and tempo.

Click here to see what we did in previous weeks